Friday, April 11
Tommy Milone__________Queen Felix
A's: Milone was skipped in Oakland's first time through the rotation due to a couple of early rainouts, but is primed to make his season debut against King Felix. Milone went 12-9 with a 4.14 ERA last year.Other guys: The Mariners' ace makes his Safeco Field debut after strong wins at Anaheim and Oakland. He's coming off 8 1/3 innings of one-run ball against the A's on Saturday and is 16-7 with a 2.59 ERA in 30 starts against them in his career.
Saturday, April 12
Sonny Gray__________Erasmo Ramirez
A's: Gray didn't have his best stuff in the early going of his last start against Seattle, struggling with his control before finishing strong and earning the win. He allowed three runs on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts in six innings.Other guys: The 23-year-old faces the A's again after lasting just four-plus innings Sunday in Oakland. He was outstanding in his season debut against the Angels, but lacked his normal command against the A's when he gave up 5 runs on 7 hits with 3 walks.
Sunday, April 13
Scott Kazmir__________Chris Young
A's: Kazmir labored through his first three innings against the Twins on Monday before settling down and relying on his cutter to get him through the next three. He allowed three runs on six hits and four walks with five strikeouts in the win.Other guys: The 6-foot-10 right-hander makes his first MLB start since 2012, filling in after James Paxton went on the 15-day DL. Young pitched two perfect innings in relief vs. the A's last Sunday after his Friday start was postponed by poor field conditions.